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Club Meeting February 12, 2015
 
Greeter – Brett Bjornson
Invocation – Dave Card - a poem written by his son
 
Pledge of Allegiance – Pete Crosby
Song – Dick Meyer - “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.”  Dick reminds us that Valentine’s Day is this Saturday!
 
Visiting Rotarians:  Andrew Sisolak, Boy Scout staff, member of the Culver City Club
Speaker– Tamar Springer – Daughter of Creator of the song “Santa Baby”
 
50/50 Raffle – Brett’s ticket was pulled, so he relinquished the deck to Stock.  Brett pulled the six of clubs.
 
Happy Dollars
Brett - Calls on Carol, who gave a brief highlight of her trip on the Rotary District Humanitarian Mission trip to Guatemala.
Stock - attended an alumni event for his wife’s college, Goucher College - now accepts video applications
Merv - Has an 82 year-old mother - Wise and Healthy Living.Also, yesterday started off sad, but ended with news that his daughter got accepted to college.
Dave - Shared photos of his visit with his granddaughter, Elka.
Brett - Happy his daughter is coming home, but she’s bringing a new boyfriend home.
 
Announcements
Dave Card’s belated anniversary card.
Next Board Meeting – Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 5:30 at the Y
Interact Club at Pali – Dave said a student at Pali wants to start an Interact Club.We’ve agreed to be their sponsor.
 
Speaker Introduced by:  Perry Akins
 
Tamar Springer is the daughter of Phillip Springer, composer.  He composed “Santa Baby,” and has also written a song about “Pacific Palisades.”  Tamar is a licensed psychotherapist, and she does that two days per week, and then she manages the licensing her father’s songs that are commercially active.  She calls her talk the “Unkonwn Phillip Springer,” because many of his songs are not well known.  They have been recorded by Elvis, Judy Garland, and Connie Haynes.  He still writes about 35 songs per year, in his 80s.
 
Tamar played a song her father has written, called “Pacific Palisades.” 
 
There’s a little white house
in Pacific Palisades
On a hill overlooking the sea
And that little white house
In Pacific Palisades
Was a gift that the lord gave to me
 
We live there in peace, planted peach and orange trees
We were happy ... so happy there
Till a voice from somewhere else
Sent me wandering by myself
Gone without you all these years
 
Now I still see you there in Pacific Palisades
And I dream that you’re thinking of me
 
And it calls to me still
Standing high on that hill
Shining in the sun
Gliss’ning in the rain
Whispering to my heart
Come back to the Palisades, again
 
Now it calls to me still
Standing high on that hill
Shining in the sun
Glistening in the rain
Whispering to my heart
Come back to the Palisades, again ...
 
Phillip Springer has written many serious works, that are mostly unknown, including a requiem, opera, poems, movie and television scores, musical shows on Broadway.  Tamar produced a production of his score of “The Bells of Notre Dame.”   Two of his songs were on a Grammy nominated album this year.  Springer’s “Symphonic Waltz” will be played by the Pacific Palisades orchestra in October 2015.  “Santa Baby” was written in 1951 specifically for Eartha Kitt.
 
Adjourn: The 4 Way Test: Of all the things we think, say or do...Is it the truth?, Is it fair to all concerned?, Will it build goodwill and better friendships?, Will it be beneficial to all concerned?